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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined January 2014 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 14, 2014 PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported an 1.3 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for January, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 3.8 percent compared to January 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for January decreased 4.7 percent to 4,285,233 compared to 4,496,285 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 78.3 percent compared to 76.4 percent in January 2013. The combined airlines generated 2.2 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 2.9 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 8.3 percent in departures to 106,296 for January compared to 115,971 for the same period last year. 

January departures were 8.3 percent below the same period in 2013. As a result of the extreme weather conditions in January 2014, SkyWest canceled approximately 10,000 flights due to this extreme weather.

About SkyWest
SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company, and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations consist of SkyWest Airlines, also based in St. George, Utah, and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ("ExpressJet Airlines"), based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle and US Airways Express carriers under contractual agreements with United, Delta, American Airlines, Inc. ("American") and US Airways, Inc. ("US Airways").  SkyWest Airlines also operates flights for Alaska Airlines under a contractual agreement.  ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, Delta Connection, and American Eagle carriers under contractual agreements with United, Delta and American. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,400 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 756 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. January Traffic




2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


4,285,233

4,496,285

(4.7)

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,288,803,408

2,318,182,609

(1.3)

Available Seat Miles


2,921,657,318

3,035,747,491

(3.8)

Load Factor


78.3

76.4

           1.9 pts






Block Hours


179,332

190,273

(5.8)

Departures


106,296

115,971

(8.3)

                                                                                                                   

Calendar Year-To-Date




2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


4,285,233

4,496,285

(4.7)

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,288,803,408

2,318,182,609

(1.3)

Available Seat Miles


2,921,657,318

3,035,747,491

(3.8)

Load Factor


78.3

76.4

1.9 pts






Block Hours


179,332

190,273

(5.8)

Departures


106,296

115,971

(8.3)

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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